Hey everyone new to this forum-but certainly not new to "T". Here's my story: when I was a child I had really bad hearing, ear infections, ear surgeries, etc. I had a total of 3 ear surgeries. Well all of these things caused tinnitus. But I only heard it at night-and not every night. It would have to be really quiet, and even then not every time. So I've had it off and on for 20+ years now. Over the past 2 years though it's gotten worse. I hear every night now, and several times throughout the day. I'm thinking about getting hearing aids (I know I need them-at least in my left ear, which is where I'd say 95% of my tinnitus occurs in). Glad I found this forum!